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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization, offering assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man – made disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. MSF observes neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and demands full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of its functions.

MSF Somaliland office is looking for:

Main Purpose:

Supporting the Head of Programme (HOP) in security management and coordination tasks, ensuring a smooth relation with local and national authorities, contributing to the context analysis and follow-up, providing translations and interpretations according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to facilitate the mission coordination tasks.

Main Tasks Include, but not limited to:

•       Supporting the HoP in promoting and protecting the MSF perception and assisting in context analysis, disseminating relevant context information to the coordination team, regularly informing them on key issues, updating general information on the context and advising on cultural aspects.

•       Analyzing the risks and the security level of the context of the mission and assisting in conducting risk assessments and in the development security plans for the mission and project and advising the PC and HoP.

•       Establishing and maintaining external relationships with relevant authorities and stakeholders. Keeping good knowledge of counterparts in different administrations and departments and keeping up to date records of field contacts verifying that they are easily accessible, in order to facilitate contacts and meetings.

•       At the request of the HOP, assisting the HoP or representing MSF in meetings (NGOs, official bodies and administrations, etc.) and preparing meeting minutes

•       Ensuring the follow up of relevant administrative dossiers such as the MSF registration in the country, working permits, immigration policies, national protocols, etc.

•       On request, preparing and conducting an information briefing, focusing on the country context for staff

•       Translating documents and acting as an interpreter when needed. Advising on or support the drafting of letters and correspondences with officials and partners and preparing reports, internal memos and formal requests. Monitoring the correspondences in the absence of the HoP.

•       Assisting in the elaboration of the advocacy plan of the mission in collaboration with the HOP, PC, MedCo and the FCM and supporting its implementation and follow up.

•       Ability and willingness to travel to Garowe, Kalabaydh on request and when necessary


Skills and Qualifications

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter, educational and work experience certificates plus National ID card to:  with email subject line “HOM Support”

Deadline 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 09 May 2023.

Only applicants with required qualifications, complete application, CV and attached supporting documents will be contacted. National ID Card is mandatory, candidates not submitting copy of their National ID cards (Somaliland) will not be considered.

(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)

Office:  Hargeisa
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